23 days in Greece Itinerary

23 days in Greece Itinerary

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23 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Naxos
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agios Pavlos Beach and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mandraki Harbour and Ancient Kamiros. Venture out of the city with trips to Lindos Beach (in Lindos) and Agathi Beach (in Haraki). There's more to do: take a stroll around Kallithea Springs and kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town road trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Rhodes Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Rhodes Town, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in Rhodes Town hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lindos, Kallithea Springs, Agathi Beach, Tsambika Beach, Ancient Kamiros
Highlights from your plan
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Palace of Knossos and St. Nicholas Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of Arkadi and Chania Venetian Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Kournas (in Kournas), Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera (in Souda) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum (in Heraklion). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stop by Athos Workshop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rethymnon trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Rhodes Town to Rethymnon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rethymnon when traveling from Rhodes Town in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Chania Town, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Palace of Knossos, Lake Kournas, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Santo Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Step out of Kamari to go to Oia and see Amoudi Bay, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Kamari online travel route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Kamari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Kamari are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Kamari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fira, Imerovigli, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perivolos
Highlights from your plan
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©

4
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Parikia Town and Portara will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Agios Prokopios Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos: Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach), Mykonos Town (Ninemia, Paraportiani Church, & more) and Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral (in Parikia). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Kastro.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kamari to Naxos in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Paros, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fortress Palamidi and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens travel route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Naxos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

4
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Achilleion Museum and Corfu Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Fortress Corfu and Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Get out of town with these interesting Corfu Town side-trips: Paralia Agios Georgios (in Agios Georgios), Barbati Beach (in Barbati) and St. Spyridon First Beach (in Agios Spyridonas). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at La Grotta Beach, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, stroll through Porto Timoni Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at WW1 Serbian Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town visit website .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfu, Porto Timoni Beach, Paralia Agios Georgios, La Grotta Beach, Achilleion Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Porto Timoni Beach ©
Porto Timoni Beach
Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios

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